Big Bay State Park is on Madeline Island, the largest of Lake Superior's 22 Apostle Islands. The 2,350-acre park has a 1.5-mile beach, campground with drinking water, showers and toilets, an outdoor group camp, picnic areas and more than seven miles of hiking and nature trails with incredible views of Lake Superior.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Big Bay State Park
2402 Hagen Rd.
La Pointe, WI 54850
Wisconsin State Park System Big Bay State Park
- The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Madeline Island Ferry boats operate on regular schedules between Bayfield and La Pointe from April to December. County Highway H loops around Madeline Island from La Pointe. To get to Big Bay State Park, take Highway H counterclockwise (Middle Road) from La Pointe about four miles to Hagen Road and continue east on Hagen Road about 2 miles to the park entrance. Geographical coordinates are 46° 47' 18" N, 90° 40' 25" W.
No launching facilities are available at the park, but boats can be launched at the public landing in Bayfield or at a privately operated landing on Madeline Island. (Consult the Coast Guard at Bayfield for Lake Superior navigation information).
- vehicle admission sticker is required.
- Camping fees for the Wisconsin State Park System.
- Hunting and fishing licenses apply.